Re: New basketball walk-on (TE Drew Mitchell) information
Originally Posted by bosco
Stevie was given a scholarship for bball.
I think it's funny that alot of people are ripping these kids basketball skills who are walk ons for the football team. Some perspective is needed here.
I agree. Why the need to tear down walk-ons? I'm grateful that they are willing to put in the time and suit up. How many games would they have played in already this season? We've had blowouts where Jake Anderson was still in during the final seconds because there was literally no one left on the bench to replace him.
With Railey and Scotty out, we were actually staring at a 7 man roster for tonight. That's getting pretty close to everyone going ironman and/or playing with 4 guys on the court if there are foul-outs.
Well if he sees the court at all I would think that's a real bad sign. You can't play inside in the B12 at 6'2".
Originally Posted by VeloClone
Well Stevie Johnson was only (a very generously measured) 6'4" and he was effective.
Let's see what contribution he can make before we put him on the scrap heap.
Originally Posted by CyJack13
While that is true, Stevie Johnson also did not just jump into B12 play almost four years after last playing competitively at any level. But hey if this kid practices hard, which I'm sure he will, and makes us better in any way, I'm all for it. It's a no risk move, I'm not against it, I just would be absolutely shocked if he's able to contribute during games at all.
And don't forget Kenny Pratt . I think he was around 6'3" although he may have been listed at 6'5" . If we get any minutes out of these guys it will be a bonus. Just a nice feel-good story either way.
And BTW, keep the personal attacks out of this thread.
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